M-Files Acquires Apprento For AI


Dallas-based M-Files has acquired Canadian company Apprento, a provider of artificial intelligence and natural language processing technology solutions. Apprento can work with the text in unstructured data organizing it and providing insights back to system administrators.

The Apprento Business Context Engine features patent-pending technology that employs natural language processing (NLP) and natural language understanding (NLU) capabilities to understand both semantics and concepts in content and communication systems.

The Apprento acquisition is the latest in a string of bolt-ons and partnerships designed to ramp up M-Files cognitive computing capabilities. In February, M-Files acquired StreamDesign, which established a French headquarters for the firm and added a new channel partner network. The company has also announced partnerships with ABBYY, a provider of language-based artificial intelligence capabilities and ESRI a provider of geospatial data and visualizations.

The expanded offering comes just ahead of M-Files next version release which is slated for later this year. The new release will include support for a variety of natural language processing and geospatial tasks.

M-Files content management platform is already deployed by a handful of state and local governments. According to a company spokesperson, the new release will enable both public and private sector clients to guard against data loss, eliminate file redundancy and gain new insights from organizing the unstructured data they already have.